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FT: Uganda 2-1 Ethiopia: Win over Ethiopia put our hands on the Trophy-Says Fridah Bulega-PHOTOS

Posted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:22/07/2018
Fridah Bulega, the Uganda Crested Crane tactician believe that their win against Ethiopians (2-1) put their hands to CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018 trophy as they are with six points in two games.

In an official after match press conference, Fridah Bulega hails Uganda Crested Cranes players and respected Ethiopians football style and final he believed the trophy of this edition.

“The game was too intense. First I respect Ethiopians because they are good in technics, speed in the game as well as put my team on pressure and tension. But, what I can say it was my day. Last time when we were in CECAFA 2016 they gave me 4-1 for the third place tie and in this game the scored first, but I think it was my day”. Said Fridah Bulega

To Fridah Bulega, the Uganda Crested Cranes head coach, The second consecutive win is the sign of crowning the trophy on the side of his her team.

“After the win, Iam happy as a coach, the team is happy but this not the end. We are still fighting. But, this give us an option of touching the trophy. From now, our hands are on the trophy. We need to be with two hands to left the trophy”. Fridah Bulega

On their Opening , Uganda Crested Cranes beat Kenya in a 1-0 tie. Thanks the goal from Lilian Mtuuzo (7mins) one of the youngest striker in the Tournament.

Ware Turkan the Ethiopian’s National Team captain scored the opening goals on the 30th minute before the equalizing goal from defender Aluka Grace via a free-kick taken on 68th minute of the game. Nakayenze Yudaya scored a winning goal of Uganda on the 75th minute.

Ahead the the statistics of the second game, Mutuuzo didn’t got a big chance to score but she disturbed the defensive are of Ethiopia in the clash. On the side of Fridah as a head Coach, he hails the youngster.

“Mtuuzo Lilian, she did play bad. The difference  is that the style of her play is same to the Ethiopians. But, just because they are experienced. And I am building a new team, I have a young team and Mtuuzo she is too young striker as it is her first time in national team”. Bulega talking to media.

Lilian Mtuuzo (On the ball) she scored the first goal of the tournament

Lilian Mtuuzo (On the ball) she scored the first goal of the tournament

Fridah Bulega celebrating the win with her players

Fridah Bulega celebrating the win with her players

Fridah Bulega speaking to media at 90 Mins

Fridah Bulega speaking to media at 90 min

Fridah showing the players the remaining five minutes to play

Fridah showing the players the remaining five minutes to play  to full time 

Coach Fridah Bulega giving instructions to Uganda Crested players

Coach Fridah Bulega giving instructions to Uganda Crested Cranes  

Uganda Crested Cranes first XI

Uganda Crested Cranes first XI  who faced Ethiopians on Saturday

Ethiopia XI who faced Uganda Crested Cranes

Ethiopia XI who faced Uganda Crested Cranes

Ethiopians Celebrating their opening goal on 30th minute

Ethiopians Celebrating their opening goal on 30th minute

Hiwot Dengiso Buwoli (11) pushing the ball forward at the same being disturbed by Akir Tracy (C,8) in partnership with Namuleme Zainah (10) from Uganda

Hiwot Dengiso Buwoli (11) pushing the ball forward at the same being disturbed by Akir Tracy (C,8) in partnership with Namuleme Zainah (10) from Uganda

Ethiopian defender Meselu Abera Tesfamariam (3) battling against Uganda Crested Cranes forward Namuleme Zainah (9)

Ethiopian defender Meselu Abera Tesfamariam (3) battling against Uganda Crested Cranes forward Nalukenge Juliet(9)

Both Uganda and Ethiopia are under women as their head coaches

Both Uganda and Ethiopia are under women as their head coaches 

PHOTOS: Saddam MIHIGO (Inyarwanda.com)

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